S&S Cycle has developed an Engine Control Manager system to add the engine modes of the FTR 1200 S to the base model.
In 2018, the Wisconsin company was quick to develop a full exhaust system for the just-released Indian FTR 1200 similar to the prototype model that had everyone salivating.
It cost a whopping $US1874.95 (about $A2878), so they followed up with more affordable slip-on mufflers at $US489.95 (about $750) plus various billet aluminium bits and pieces.
They claim the bike is “one of our favourite new machines”.
The exhaust, muffler and parts must have been a success because they have now added the S&S Engine Control Manager costing $US199.95 (about $A306).
It includes a handlebar-mounted switch that communicates with the bike’s ECM and unlocks the Rain and Sport modes previously unavailable on the base model.
Rain mode has a smooth throttle control while Sport has maximium response and power delivery.
“Simple installation and easy-to-access switch allows for quick mode changes and transforms the bike in a single click,” the say.
FTR stands for “flat track racer” and is available in four different models in Australia with the recent addition of the Carbon model:
The Carbon is based on the FTR 1200 S model but adds carbonfibre fenders, tank, airbox cover, and headlight and tail cowls, but not wheels.
Early this month, parent company Polaris announced their motorcycle sales were up by 2% (they never reveal actual unit sales) in the first quarter.
This is despite global motorcycle sales decreasing and Harley-Davidson sales down by 17.7%.
Polaris Industries claim it is the result of strong sales of FTR 1200 and the new Challenger liquid-cooled tourer.